The Maine Gubernatorial Term Continuation Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 2, 1971 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the Governor to continue in office until his successor is determined and take the oath of office. This rule only applied in cases when the gubernatorial election is disputed and not determined by midnight of the first Wednesday of January following the general election in November, which was when the Governor's term expired at that time.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1971)|
| Yes|| 170,851|| 71.57%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIOANL AMENDMENT NO. 2
"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature providing that the term of office of the Governor continues until his successor has qualified?"